Dyeing to Stitch: A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Colorful Fabric Art DVD

Join Candy Glendening as she shares her dyeing techniques, explorations into color theory, her approach to quilting and “free-motion machine sketched” motifs.

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In this comprehensive DVD, fiber artist Candy Glendening shares all! From her dyeing techniques and explorations into color theory, to her approach to quilting and “free-motion machine sketched” motifs, Candy takes viewers step-by-step through her creative process. Learn how Candy uses low-water immersion dyeing with fiber-reactive dyes to create single-hued and multihued cotton fabrics for use in her art. Candy’s recipes for 6 luscious jewel-tone hues are included on the DVD. You’ll learn how Candy’s training as a research scientist allows her to dye a very specific color and consistently match that color each time she dyes. She also demonstrates how she uses free-motion machine sketching as a design element in her work. Each step of the process is accompanied by specific examples that feature Candy’s unique, colorful aesthetic.
  • Procion® MX fiber-reactive dyes (available from dharmatrading.com and prochemicalanddye.com)
  • Soda ash (sodium carbonate, often called “pH Up”; available in the pool supply aisle of big-box stores, at your local pool supply store, and through online dye suppliers)
  • Prepared for dyeing fabric (I use PFD Dyer’s Cloth #MDYE from P & B Textiles.)
  • Blender (dedicated to nonfood use)
  • Graduated cylinders/measuring cups ranging from 10–500ml (dedicated to nonfood use)
  • Particulate mask
  • Rectangular plastic containers (kitty litter size; dedicated to nonfood use)
  • Gloves
  • Synthrapol
  • Variegated quilting thread (I use YLI Fusions 24/3 ply.)
  • Scissors
  • Rotary cutter, ruler, and mat
  • Sewing machine with free-motion capabilities
  • Free-motion foot
  • Machine needle: sharp/denim size 90/14 
  • Batting (I use Fusi-Boo™ Fusible Blended Fiber Batting by Fairfield.)
  • Fusible web


  • Stretcher bars
  • Double-sided fusible, ultra-firm stabilizer interfacing (I use 72F Peltex II.)

SKU: 11QM32

Author/Speaker/Editor: Candy Glendening

Format: DVD

ISBN 13: 9781596688650

Customer Reviews

Great DVD Review by Melanie Fuqua

By far the best DVD on dyeing I have seen. Excellent sequential and concise instructions are easy to follow. Supplies are listed and readily available. She moves through the instructions at a good pace, is easily understood , and personable as well! Great video!

(Posted on 9/7/12)